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  1. The GREAT Edward
    2010-12-29 @ 9:01 am

    Hey Pat & Lorna,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your great father. What an amazing man he must have been.
    Thanks for sharing this with us. It reminds me of the great gift and responsibility it is to be a father.
    Thank You Thank You Thank You.

    Blessings to all of you.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    The GREAT Edward!

    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-12-29 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi Edward,

      Thanks for your kind words and for thinking about us at this time.

      With a father I became a boy, with a great father I became a man, and being a father I’ve become a very humble human being

      Thanks so much,
      ~ Pat & Lorna

  2. Susan Redmon
    2011-01-04 @ 8:53 am


    Sorry to learn of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers will be with you this evening as you are receiving friends and family and celebrating his final “Bon Voyage” The picture and your comments tell the story of a life well lived.


    • Pat & Lorna
      2011-01-08 @ 1:46 pm


      Thank you so much for your well wishes, thoughts and prayers.
      Os Shanks definitely enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He also made a difference in so many people’s lives.

      Thanks again for your well wishes, we appreciate it so much.
      ~ Pat and Lorna

  3. Wendy Hewlett
    2011-01-04 @ 9:28 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It is especially difficult to lose someone at this time of year. I lost my father on January 10, 2005 and your quotes in this post brought back many fond memories of him.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you have many fond memories to cherish and I’m sure they will help you through this.

    God Bless!


    • Pat & Lorna
      2011-01-08 @ 1:50 pm


      It is difficult to lose a family member that was so close to our hearts at this time of year… yet it is difficult no matter what time of year it is.

      And we do feel that as long as we can hold on to the fond memories, as you have with your father, he will not really be gone, but live on in our hearts and minds. These memories definitely help us through the tough times.

      Thanks so much,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

  4. Dave and Dawn
    2011-01-09 @ 12:37 pm

    Dear Pat and Lorna,

    Dawn and I were sorry to hear about your loss and we wanted you to know that our thoughts have been with you over the last couple of weeks.

    You are both true leaders and I’m sure that your father was very proud of all your accomplishments throughout life.

    Stay strong and know that your TSA family is here to support you during this time!

    Dave and Dawn

    • Pat & Lorna
      2011-01-09 @ 2:52 pm

      Dave and Dawn,

      Thank you so much for your condolences, kind words and generous support.

      We are so blessed to have met you two and to have become a part of the TSA family.

      Thank you!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

  5. Gavin Mountford
    2011-01-09 @ 12:55 pm

    Hi Pat, sorry for the belated message. I didn’t realise until I heard you on the webinar on Saturday. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.


    • Pat & Lorna
      2011-01-09 @ 3:27 pm


      Thank you so much for your condolences and generous support.

      ~ Pat

  6. Sherry Manison
    2011-01-14 @ 7:44 am

    Hi Pat & Lorna,

    What a man Os Shanks must’ve been to have created such an atmosphere of love within his family. Whatever else he did in life, his greatest success is here. Tears came to my eyes when I read your tribute and realized how close you were to him. The pastor in me wants to encourage you to take lots of time to grieve — the process doesn’t happen overnight. May God sustain you in your time of loss.

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  8. Sandy Feder
    2011-02-27 @ 12:18 pm

    hi Pat & Lorna: I’m doing research online while developing my blog-site (as of today Feb 27 there’s nothing there yet, just a WordPress theme), and while checking out your cool site, I noticed that Pat lost his Dad on Christmas day. I hope you two remember me from our MOSHOG in late August 2007.

    Just wanted to send you a shot of love and sincere condolences from NYC.

    I hope your hearts smile with all the great memories that Os left you.

    love and OPA-HEY!
    Sandy Feder